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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Rapido's Next Stop
by Joelle Jolivet with text by Jean-Luc Fromental
Age Range: 6-8
This latest creation from the bestselling duo behind 365 Penguin Jean-Luc Fromental and Jöelle Jolivet is an engaging interactive book that follows Rapido’s red van as he delivers his packages throughout the city. There are many special deliveries that include a couch, a projector, a cash register, a globe, and a croissant as Rapido takes the reader on a journey exploring the city, its buildings and inhabitants.
Written in rhyme, this large-format, lift-the-flap book has strikingly detailed illustrations on every page that reveal the interiors of buildings or show the people of the city busy at work or play. The thick stroked black lines, filled in with saturated hues of red, green, blue and orange are rich and vibrant. Each flap is a destination with a rhyming clue and an object symbol. A delivery list is also provided on the title page so readers can have fun joining Rapido on his route and solving the riddles.
The cover and pages is heavy card offering durability for repeated readings making this a tactile interactive book that will provide many hours of enjoyment.